Roxbury history preserved in Warren Street house

For decades, the puddingstone house at 130 Warren Street, known as the Warren House, has beat the odds that laid waste to so many other homes from the early 1800s — the ravages of time, the wrecking ball of Urban ...

Darryl Settles honored by Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action honored Darryl Settles with its distinguished Community Leadership Award at its annual meeting.

Main Streets Director Ed Gaskin sees bright future for Grove Hall

When Ed Gaskin talks about Boston’s Grove Hall, he sees the community’s assets first and foremost — its proximity to Franklin Park with its golf course and zoo, a newly-constructed nearby commuter rail station, the surrounding housing stock of stately ...

Boston organization introduces youth to design field

Korn Design owner Denise Korn has been working for more than a decade to provide Boston students a way to tap into their creativity and then transform that creativity into a career with her organization, Youth Design.

Entrepreneurs float ideas for Dudley Square business incubator

Speaking to the Mass Technology Leadership Council last month, Mayor Martin Walsh urged industry leaders to look beyond the Seaport District and Kendall Square to neighborhoods like Mattapan as locations for new\ innovation districts.

Latino representation seen lacking in Boston’s civic leadership

Along with African Americans and Asians, Latinos suffer the same pattern of underrepresentation in virtually all spheres of Boston’s civic life — a high concentration at the bottom of the pay scales and decision-making chains with little to no representation ...

Boston Public Schools ramps up search for new superintendent

After nine months with an interim school superintendent in place, city officials are ramping up the effort to hire a permanent superintendent — kicking off the search with a number of public hearings to find out what parents and the ...

Mayor Martin Walsh taps firm for Boston Fire Department Commissioner search

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this week the hiring of FACETS, a management consulting firm, to select the permanent Boston Fire Department Commissioner.

Mobile health tour stops off in Boston

Last Thursday, state-of-theart vans from Harvard Medical, Dana Farber, New England Optometry and more were on display in Mattapan as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement kicked off its three-city mobile health tour of Boston, New York and the District of ...

Common Cause Massachusetts pushes for voter rights

Common Cause Massachusetts, a nonprofit voter advocacy group and one of 35 state affiliates of Common Cause, is hoping that the early voting and online voter registration reforms that it has championed, and which have passed the state House and ...

Regis College panel to examine health-care reform

Recent health-care reform will be the focus of an upcoming panel at Regis College in Weston titled, "State and Federal Health Care Reform: What Lies Beyond the Bumps in the Road?" — one of a series of free and open ...

Harry Belafonte to receive 2014 Living Legend Award today from Museum of African American History

Harry Belafonte will speak to the press at 6pm tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel about receiving the award.

Parking may be casualty of Dudley development

The completion of the Ferdinand Building at the end of this year will be a major milestone in the rejuvenation of the Dudley Square area. The 532 employees the building is expected to bring to the business district will be ...

Local entrepreneurs see profits in ‘virgin hair’

The statistics are overwhelming: startup businesses tend to fail in their first year. But Boston-based businesswomen Labelle Armstrong of Hyde Park and Rena Graham of Dorchester have withstood that initial test with luxury virgin hair extension company BESS Hair.

Tito Jackson spearheads Boston commission on black boys and men

Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson’s call for a special commission to study the issues confronting black boys and men dovetailed so well with President Obama’s announcement of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at black boys, it almost seemed planned.